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Moonlighting not ethical: IBM India's Patel joins IT industry debate

Premji, in a Twitter post on August 20, trashed the idea of moonlighting and termed it "cheating"

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As a part of this, IBM announced it will work with Airtel’s edge computing platform in India, which includes 120 data centres in 20 cities

Shivani Shinde Mumbai
After Wipro chairman Rishad Premji and Infosys spoke against moonlighting, a senior executive of IBM India has called the practice unethical. Sandip Patel, managing director of IBM India, said the company’s position is exactly what industry leaders had said.

“All our employees, when they are employed, sign an agreement which says that they are going to be working for IBM. So notwithstanding what people can do with the rest of their time, it’s not ethically right to do,” said Patel at IBM’s flagship event Think.

Moonlighting made headlines after food delivery firm Swiggy said in early August that it would allow employees

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First Published: Sep 14 2022 | 4:56 PM IST

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